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UK Study on Venture Philanthropy

McKinsey Non-profit Capacity Building Study

High Engagement Grantmaking

High Engagement Philanthropy and the Social Sector

Virtuous Capital

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Local Resources

Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits : The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits is a unifying association formed to advance the common interests of more than 20,000 nonprofits in the Grand Canyon State.

Arizona Grantmakers Forum: A regional association that provides educational resources, research and networking opportunities for grantmakers in Arizona.

ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation: Capacity building for those who lead, manage and support nonprofits.

Association of Fundraising Professionals Southern Arizona Chapter: The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is the professional association of individuals responsible for generating philanthropic support for a wide variety of charitable organizations.

General Capacity Building
The Alliance for Nonprofit Management is the professional association of individuals and organizations devoted to improving the management and governance capacity of nonprofits, to assist nonprofits in fulfilling their mission.

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations advances and expands organizational effectiveness practices in and by the philanthropic community. Their website has a growing list of resources and research.

The Bridgespan Group is a nonprofit organization bringing leading-edge strategies and tools to the challenges and opportunities facing nonprofit organizations and foundations. They believe that nonprofits are the best hope for addressing many of today’s pressing social and environmental problems. Bridgespan exists to apply the best thinking to the task of building stronger and more effective nonprofit organizations.

The Free Management Library provides easy-to-access, clutter-free, comprehensive resources regarding the leadership and management of yourself, other individuals, groups and organizations. Content is relevant to the vast majority of people, whether they are in large or small for-profit or nonprofit organizations.

Stanford Social Innovation Review is a part of the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society at Stanford University. Their mission is to share substantive insights and practical experiences that will help those who do the important work of improving society do it even better.

Engaged Grantmaking

REDF (San Francisco, CA) has a portfolio of nonprofit organizations in the Bay Area currently operating revenue-generating social enterprises providing transitional and permanent employment to low income and formerly homeless individuals. On the website are excellent FAQs about engaged grantmaking and nonprofit enterprise.

Robin Hood Foundation (New York, NY) aims to end poverty in New York City by forming long-term relationships with a wide range of children’s, job training, poverty and educational programs in NYC. Robin Hood provides extensive management and technical assistance through its staff.

Venture Philanthropy Partners (Washington, DC) is an initiative of the Morino Institute that uses engaged grantmaking principals to improve services to youth living in low-income areas in the region. Their site includes some excellent documents and speeches, including Venture Philanthropy: Landscape and Expectations.

New Profit, Inc. (Boston, MA) attracts new financial and intellectual capital to the nonprofit sector and develops new financing mechanisms for investing in social entrepreneurs. NP focuses on long-term, significant investments in a small number of nonprofits and mentors those organizations, serving on their boards, connecting them to service providers and financial supporters.

Center for Venture Philanthropy at Silicon Valley Community Foundation was launched in 1999 to create an environment where community donors could collaborate and drive positive change in our communities. Investors work directly with the Center for Venture Philanthropy staff and nonprofit leaders to understand community and nonprofit issues, problem-solve and structure their investments.

Bolder Giving is an initiative of the Zing Foundation, a small 501(c)3 organization based near Boston, Massachusetts. Bolder Giving’s mission to inspire and support people to give at their full lifetime potential.

Cultural Competency

The Annie E. Casey Foundation published a starter’s guide for exploring diversity training and building culturally competent organizations.

Minnesota Council on Foundations offers a brief framework for exploring why diversity issues are important in philanthropy.

The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers launched an online Racial, Ethnic, Tribal Philanthropy Knowledge Center, which contains a number of “how-to” documents on many aspects of starting and sustaining a racial, ethnic or tribal fund and donor education project.

Motivation and Integration
Washington Courage and Renewal offers workshops and retreats to renew and sustain the integrity, courage and commitment of those who serve children, families and communities.

More than Money publishes a magazine and conducts programs to support people who want to examine the role of money in their lives and act on their values.

Inspired Philanthropy: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Giving Plan, 2nd Edition, by Gary, Tracy and Melissa Kohner. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2002. Learn how to create a giving plan that aligns your giving with your values through clear text and substantive exercises. This is applicable to giving of both time and money.

Know of a good resource for nonprofits or philanthropists that we should add to the list? Email us at info@svptucson.org